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282                             LETTERS   FROM   THE

most, for it brings so many things to my recol-
lection. It was there he was so happy, so amused,
for you know he doted upon music; and how
pleased I felt in seeing him so fite9 so agreeable.
Oimel nothing on earth, I believe, now can afford
me pleasure. It is impossible I can ever cherish
a project or build a castle more!

I send you -enclosed some verses Barry has
brought, which a friend of his (Miss Trefusis) has
written on the loss of the Babet.

I am told nothing can exceed the King's
animosity against Pitt.

The d'Osmonds are quite rejoiced at getting
possession again of their daughter, with 1,500 a
year to spend, from De Boigne.1 Did I ever tell
you that, in a journey to Winchester or Salisbury
(I forget which), d'Osmond and his wife knelt down
at the tomb of Osmund de Seez, Lord Chancellor
and Bishop in 1072, as a relation?

i General de Boigne, a Frenchman by birth, who first
entered into the Russian service, and afterwards into that of
the East India Company. He subsequently became general-
in-chief of Scindiah's army. He amassed an immense fortune
in India, and on his return to Europe married Mademoiselle